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Taranis

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Re: Model Slipway to close September 2020
« Reply #25 on: August 30, 2020, 12:44:33 pm »

I feel really privileged to have gotten the guided tour by Jackie last year on collecting my MaggieM  8)
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Re: Model Slipway to close September 2020
« Reply #26 on: August 31, 2020, 01:47:51 am »

Happy retirement Jackie & Lawrie.  Thanks for the great models and service. :-)) :-)) :-))


Kind Regards
Wilhelm


(Tsekoa II, Gry Maritha and Maggie M)
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Re: Model Slipway to close September 2020
« Reply #27 on: August 31, 2020, 09:16:44 pm »

Best wishes in your retirement Jackie & Lawrie!
You guys were always honest & pleasant to deal with when I owned Harbor Models 30 years ago and I remember our nice visit when your family came out to Disneyland those many years ago.
Cheers! Troy Waters
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Re: Model Slipway to close September 2020
« Reply #28 on: August 31, 2020, 09:21:53 pm »

A big hole in the model boating scene now, but enjoy your well deserved retirement Jackie & Lawrie.
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Re: Model Slipway to close September 2020
« Reply #29 on: September 01, 2020, 10:39:29 pm »

A sad loss to the model boat world. Built three slipway kits (Loyal, Range safety and Maggie) all great builds. Nearly purchased the Assurance about a month ago but kept changing my mind......wish I'd stuck to my guns now and gone for it!!!


All the best to you both Jackie and Lawrie, you will be sorely missed. Enjoy a well deserved retirement. Might see you on a touring site one day!!!


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Re: Model Slipway to close September 2020
« Reply #30 on: September 05, 2020, 12:16:12 pm »

Are there any whispers in the trade that the business \ moulds etc may be sold rather than lost altogether? I know the economy is in a perilous state but Im clinging on to desparation here.
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Re: Model Slipway to close September 2020
« Reply #31 on: September 05, 2020, 06:21:21 pm »

Are there any whispers in the trade that the business \ moulds etc may be sold rather than lost altogether? I know the economy is in a perilous state but Im clinging on to desparation here.


SAME!!!
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Re: Model Slipway to close September 2020
« Reply #32 on: September 05, 2020, 08:41:30 pm »

I would love to take on the moulds and keep the supply of the MS range going - but I am sure that it would be way above what I could afford right now.


They are cracking models - I have a few (only one finished mind - Aziz) - and it would be a crying shame not to be able to obtain them ever again.


Have a great retirement Jackie and Lawrie - I think you have earned it  :-)) :-))

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Re: Model Slipway to close September 2020
« Reply #33 on: May 13, 2022, 12:08:43 pm »

Oh my goodness, how have I missed this?
Have just decided to have a go at one of their kits, got quite excited, went on to order and now I canít
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Are there any recommendations of kits/companies of a good comparison to these???
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Re: Model Slipway to close September 2020
« Reply #34 on: May 13, 2022, 12:38:25 pm »

Mountfleet Models produce good kits and do glass hulls and fitiings. They are also bringing back most of the Slipway kits although this will take time as they are not doing them all at once.
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Re: Model Slipway to close September 2020
« Reply #35 on: May 13, 2022, 01:54:51 pm »

Thankyou thatís great to know.
I really want to have a go with one
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Re: Model Slipway to close September 2020
« Reply #36 on: May 13, 2022, 05:33:02 pm »

Lawrie reeled off a list of Slipway models that will not be seen again due to shared copyrights. I think people will find themselves disappointed at how few models might be back. Certainly the Yorkshireman and Maggie M were among eight or more that won't be
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Re: Model Slipway to close September 2020
« Reply #37 on: May 13, 2022, 07:48:13 pm »

Speaking to him at last years Blackpool show he had a list that covered an A4 page with double spaced lines, Must have been 10 to 15 names on the page.
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